LIDO JAZZ ROOM

Tucked underneath a cinema screen and down a narrow stairway, the Lido Jazz Room boasts live music every Friday and Saturday, 8pm – 10pm, from the best jazz players in town. Inspired by iconic Manhattan jazz bars of the 80s, the Lido Jazz Room seats 40 guests alongside the in-house piano and drum kit. Sonny Rehe, owner of Fitzroy’s Uptown Jazz Café, curates the gig guide with both local and visiting acts being featured. 

$25/$20*

*Members and Student Concession only.

The Sarah Maclaine Quartet
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Australian singer/songwriter Sarah Maclaine constantly delights audiences with her rich, velvety voice, its beautiful tone and fantastic vocal range.

She moves with ease from jazz to pop, blues to r&b. Sarah has a vast and eclectic repertoire.

From 1997 to 2006 she was a regular guest artist on Bert Newton's Good Morning Australia, clocking up around eighty performances on the popular show.

Sarah performs with some of Australia's finest musicians and you can catch her singing regularly in many of Melbourne's top jazz venues.

"Sarah Maclaine brings classic jazz into the modern world with her beautiful voice. She has the expression of a singer from the past but adds her "today" twist. She is a reminder of the good ole days, with an outstanding presence of being in the now. You only need to see her once to be hooked." LIBERTY DEVITTO (30 years drums / Billy Joel)

Duration: 120 minutes
Bob Sedergreen and Friends – "The First One" Return
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After two extremely successful nights this year at The Lido Jazz , "The First One" return.

Some two decades ago a trio of Rosa – Horbelt – Sedergreen became the last bastion of live music in Carlton’s famous Lygon Street Strip. They played outside the restaurant Il Primo literally translated as The First One, and recorded a CD of the same title mixing contemporary jazz classics with show tunes. They have somehow stuck together both musically and as friends despite their busy schedules.

For this gig the Trio will be joined by special guest, Oscar Rosa guitarist/vocalist who led the quartet The Hottentots, along with Ivan and Sonja. We invite you to once again to share the joy and empathy at this rare performance of this most cohesive ensemble.

Duration: 120 minutes
Emma Gilmartin Quartet
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One of the most beautiful vocalists on the jazz scene, Emma Gilmartin returns to the Lido Jazz Room with her blend of swinging standards, featuring some of the best players in town.

"Emma Gilmartin has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented jazz vocalists. Her voice is undeniably beautiful with a crystalline purity of vibrato-less tone and flawless pitch” - Leon Gettler, The Age Green Guide

"Now and then, one hears a voice which instantly suggests uncommon beauty and musicality. Add to this a sensitivity to lyrics, impeccable sense of pitch, a rare control of vibrato, and you have wonderful artistry. This is what I hear in the singing of Emma Gilmartin. It all comes from her approach to both her art and her fellow human beings." - Tony Gould – pianist/composer

Duration: 120 minutes
Margie Lou Dyer Quintet
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Margie Lou Dyer's gravelly, astonishingly expressive voice is reminiscent of the best women of early jazz, like Bessie Smith, or Billie Holiday, and her blues-tinged, heavy-grooving New Orleans style of piano playing is unique in Melbourne. Daughter of legendary jazzman Warwick “Wocka” Dyer and musical soulmate and partner of the late Allan Browne, Margie is Melbourne jazz royalty.

Come catch her perform with her enormously talented Quintet. Not to be missed.

Duration: 120 mins
BODY AND SOUL: AN AMERICAN BRIDGE - JAZZ SESSION
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A Jewish International Film Festival event.

“I’m all for you, body and soul”

The Great American Songbook is replete with standards from Jewish composers, inducted into the jazz canon by black musicians. Perhaps none has been as enduring as the 1930s tune Body and Soul, composed by Jewish songwriter Johnny Green, introduced on Broadway by Jewish torch singer Libby Holman, and first recorded as a jazz piece by Louis Armstrong.
Following the screening of Body and Soul: An American Bridge at The Jewish International Film Festival, the Jewish Museum Australia co-present some hip-swaying, soul shaking Amy Winehouse-inspired jazz.

Ruth Rogers-Wright & Fem Belling will be joined by the Mark Fitzgibbon Trio to play the jazz standards of Amy Whitehouse.
Presented in association with the Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait exhibition.

Two separate performances: 7.30pm & 9pm
Price: $30 Adult, $25 Concession

Tickets to the documentary are available via this link: http://www.jiff.com.au/films/body-soul-american-bridge/

Presented in association with Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait exhibition.
Andrea Keller Trio –"Transients"
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PART OF THE CITY OF BOROONDARA 'WEEKEND OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC'

Andrea Keller is one of Australia's leading contemporary jazz pianists and composers. Multiple ARIA and Bell Award winner, famous for the Andrea Keller Quartet, she has now embarked on a series of trios, inspired by the philosophy and legacy of the much loved and respected mentor Allan Browne.

Based on a collective approach, the music strives for human connection and meaningful dialogue. The trios perform compositions by all members, free improvisations and a few standards as well.

Andrea Keller - piano
Chris Hale - bass
Julien Wilson - saxophone

Duration: 120 mins
Jackie Bornstein Quartet
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PART OF THE CITY OF BOROONDARA 'WEEKEND OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC'

Jackie returns to Lido Jazz Room for the City of Boroondara's Weekend of Beautiful Music. Bringing her rich vocals and ability to get the the heart of a tune, Jackie will perform sensitive interpretations of her favourite jazz classics. Jackie will also share her love of languages singing in French, Portuguese and English. The program will feature an infectious repertoire of ballads, bossa nova and swing tunes by influential composers including George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jimmy Van Heusen and more. Joined by the gifted guitarist Craig Fermanis, esteemed bassist Tamara Murphy and drummer extraordinaire Danny Fischer.

Duration: 120 minutes

For more information about the Jewish International Film Festival documentary Body and Soul: An American Bridge visit the JIFF website here.